Adilabad: The Union ministry of Panchayat Raj complimented Mukhra (K) village in Echoda mandal won plaudits for keeping Covid-19 at bay. In its official Twitter handle, the Ministry specifically mentioned the sarpanch and Adilabad District Collector for successfully keeping the deadly virus at bay in both first and second wave.
Citing news reports including one published by Telangana Today, the Ministry tweeted: “As a positive outcome of persistent and concentrated efforts and strict compliance with Covid-19 guidelines/preventive measures, Mukhra (K) gram panchayat under Ichoda mandal of Adilabad district in Telangana has remained Corona-free during the two distinct waves of Covid-19.”
Meanwhile, Special Secretary to Chief Minister Officer (CMO) Smitha Sabharwal congratulated the village residents and Adilabad Collector for drawing attention of the Ministry. “Congrats to you and the team @Collector_ADB along with Sarpanch and vigilant villagers of Mukra (K)” she remarked on her personal Twitter handle.
Gadge Meenakshi, Sarpanch of the village told ‘Telangana Today’ the special mention of the habitation by the Ministry of Panchayat Raj was an honour and the credit goes to unwavering support of villagers and encouragement of district authorities. She stated that the village was able to excel in many aspects with the help of cooperation extended by the locals and encouragement of Collector Sikta Patnaik and other officials concerned.
Screenshot of a tweet by Union ministry of Panchayati Raj